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Upper School Programs & Academics

Tapping the potential of each student's intellect requires personalized instruction by teachers who welcome the opportunity to work with students as individuals. Thayer teachers encourage students to seek and find intellectual horizons beyond their own personal expectations.

The following pages provide insight into the student/teacher collaboration and they show how this effort is supported by the student advising program, a varied curriculum, vast library resources, and the latest technology.

Graduation Requirements

17 academic credits plus Health & Wellness
Minimum Requirements:
♦ years, English 
 years, Math   
 years, Science 
 3 years, History   
 3 years, Foreign Language    
 1 credit, Arts (art, music, drama) 
 9 terms, Health & Wellness
 1 Senior Project (a 4-week community service or career-oriented project during senior year)

Teachers at Thayer...

"...ask students to trust their own thinking after thorough reasoning, debate, and relentless questioning.
They challenge each of us to engage in a degree of critical self-thinking that we sometimes think is out of reach."

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